I know…it’s September. However…I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping…I’d say I’m 70% of the way there. How I did it? To this end, I don’t feel overly stressed about Christmas, actually I feel well organised and planned. I feel as though I say this every year, but START EARLY. Costs are going up, so are…Read More
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What are you Baking this Christmas?
Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas stock is already starting to pop up in some stores and I’m just waiting to hear that first Christmas carol (although as I’m writing this I am watching Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas on Netflix which was my inspiration for this post). As…Read More
Have You Started Christmas Shopping?
So…June is almost upon us. Almost halfway through another year. Gosh its gone quickly. But you know what’s coming up even quicker? Christmas. I feel as though I write about the festive season in advance most years, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a friendly reminder. I know to a lot…Read More
Post Christmas Clear Out Part Two
And so it continues… The start of my post Christmas clear out gave me motivation to pursue this further. Now, I find myself daily trying to get rid of at least one thing from my home (whilst also not trying to bring more things in). Since beginning, I have now become re-addicted to less. I…Read More
Post Christmas Clear Out
Has anyone else had their post Christmas clear out yet? I started mine today and it feels mighty fine. I was blessed enough over the Christmas break to be the recipient of a number of very thoughtful gifts, however whenever I bring new items into my home I like to get rid of things that…Read More
Stress-free Christmas Gifting
So I’ve been MIA for a few weeks now, life has just been crazy busy and my time to sit down and write was sacrificed in favour of various other social activities (which I suppose is to be expected in the lead up to Christmas), but made worse by the fact many events were delayed…Read More
When did Gifting Become Over the Top?
I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…Read More
A Dress up Party
Let’s take a break from COVID-19 for a moment and escape back to one of my previous experiences before the world went topsy turvey… I almost caved….nearly did I start looking at having to buy something to wear to a dress up party (again). My automatic thought when I received the invitation was- I don’t…Read More
A Need to Spend
Unless you’ve been livng under a rock, you will be completely aware that the world is topsy turvey due to Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus or COVID-19 (whatever your preferred nae may be). This has resulted in an unprecedented halt to daily life as we know it which has put many people’s employment and businesses in jeapoardy…Read More
Peanut Butter Economy
I recently made a batch of cookies that called for one cup of peanut butter in the ingredients list. Now, many frugal blogs always preach about buying store brands or home brands and saving a few dollars and cents on every item here and there (thereby translating into significant savings over long periods of time).…Read More